Technology-related Opportunities

CEAD offer a range of courses and workshops to support individuals and teams in applying technology to enhance learning and teaching. These are open to all members of staff and postgraduates involved in teaching.

For those new to online learning and ULearn we recommend arranging a short introduction to using ULearn. These sessions usually last up to 2 hours, cover some of the key functions and provide the chance to consider how you can use ULearn within your role. Sessions exploring more advanced uses can also be arranged. We are particularly keen to arrange sessions for teams or small groups of colleagues whose area of work, or needs, overlap and will be happy to discuss this possibility further if you think it would be helpful. For more information please e-mail e-learning@surrey.ac.uk

 

Course:

EL05: Promoting student-centred learning using PebblePad

Description:

PebblePad provides a structured platform to plan, synthesise thoughts, collect evidence and reflect on learning and development. It offers a number of adaptable tools such as action plans, blogs and webfolios that allow users to present material for review, collaboration or assessment. It can be used to support and potentially assess a wide range of activities such as individual or group projects, personal development planning or work placements. In this course participants will gain an understanding of what PebblePad offers and explore ways it can be used to support learning and teaching.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the key features of PebblePad
  • Highlighting the potential benefits of using PebblePad
  • Exploring examples of how it has been used in various contexts
  • Gaining hands-on experience of key PebblePad tools 
  • Practical guidance on using PebblePad to support learning
  • A brief overview of some of the advanced functionality

 

Duration:

Three hours with one break

Prerequisites:

None

Target audience:

University staff wanting to explore the potential of using PebblePad to support learning and teaching.

 

Course:

EL09: Detecting and deterring plagiarism with Turnitin and ULearn

Description:

The 'Turnitin' system provides access to originality reports which may be useful in both detecting plagiarism in student work and teaching students about the issue of plagiarism and how to avoid it. In this course participants will explore these areas and gain technical skills in using Turnitin from within ULearn. Participants will also investigate the reports that Turnitin generates, and explore some of the difficulties and 'grey areas' in this field that they may have to tackle in practice.

Duration:

Two and half hours

Prerequisites:

EL01, UL01 or earlier introductory ULearn course (compulsory)

Target audience:

Academic and administrative staff across the University who are involved in student assessment or who have concerns about plagiarism in student work

 

Course:

EL10: Using an electronic voting system to support
active learning

Description:

This course explores the use of an electronic voting system (EVS) - where students use handsets to respond to questions - in medium and large group teaching, with the aim of encouraging greater student engagement and supporting active learning.

The course is a blend of presentation, discussion and hands-on activity including:

  • Using the electronic handsets and understanding the student experience
  • How EVS can support active learning and engagement within medium and large group contexts
  • Models of practice and case studies from a range of subject areas
  • Creating your questions using the EVS software within PowerPoint
  • Practical guidance for running your session
  • Next steps: booking arrangements and support

Duration:

Three hours with one break

Prerequisites:

None

Target audience:

Academic staff across the university who are involved in face-to-face teaching, particularly to medium and large groups.

 

Course:

EL11: Using online media in learning

Description:

The University has invested in a new recording, storage and streamed delivery system which allows online media - video, audio and still images - to be used effectively in teaching and learning. This course will give an introduction to the new system including hands-on experience of:

  • Scheduling recordings of TV and radio programmes
  • Creating clips from recordings
  • Using metadata to search for existing content in the media repository
  • Providing access to recordings

Additionally the course will cover:

  • Copyright and legal issues
  • Ideas for learning activities integrated around online media

Duration:

Three hours with one break

Prerequisites:

None

Target audience:

Academic staff across the university who would like to use broadcast television and radio programmes or other forms of multimedia in their teaching

 

Venues

Our courses are run in one of two venues:

AP

Staff Training Room 20AP00, ground floor, Austin Pearce Building
Capacity is 12 participants

Senate

Staff Training Room 10SE03, third floor, Senate House
Capacity is 8 participants

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